When someone says the word "plethora" to you, it means a lot!
1 month agoDeadmanGT
I waked into the lounge the other day while my nephew Liam was watching Netflix. He was watching a cartoon called "Horrid Henry". To say that it sucked would be an understatement. In fact, a lot of the cartoons I've seen in the last few years have been, to me, appalling. Even the one good cartoon that has come out in the last few years, "Ben 10", has been ruined. So I had a good think about the cartoons that I grew up watching and the ones I still watch to this day.
Well, you knew this one was gonna be in there didn't you? This is in my top three of all time, and rightly so. I still enjoy watching it to this day.The war between the Autobots and the Decepticons had me transfixed everytime. I love it. Besides, Optimus Prime kicked Decepticon butt every time!
He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe.
Admittedly, I'm not, and never have been a big fan of this one. In fact, I prefer the 2002 series, but it was there, every Monday afternoon, it was on tv. I personally cringed when I watched it, but there you go.
This was a good one. Three guys with exo suits that could mount assault weapon systems, to battle a scientist who had turned himself into a powerful cyborg with a robot army. It was short lived in the UK, but I have heard it went on for a while in the US.
This was ok, but the toys were better than the series.
Come on, who doesn't love these cartoons? These are classics and always will be. My favourites? Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner.
Batman:The Animated Series.
This is also in my top three. This was a new side of Batman that had never been done for animation before, and it was, and still is, fantastic. I love watching it to this day and it has definitely aged very well.
Jayce and The Wheeled Warriors.
This was on a fair bit in the UK. I never knew until a few years back that there was actually a toy line too. It wasn't bad, even though I thought Jayce himself was a bit of a sap.
The funniest cartoon to come after the Looney Tunes, I absolutely love this one. With David Jason, one of my favourite actors as Dangermouse, The world's greatest secret agent, and the late Terry Scott as Penfold, his inept assistant. This is the original series from the 1980's, not the reboot from a year or so ago. Don't get me wrong, Alexander Armstrong is pretty good, but he just doesn't have the same charm.
The Real Ghostbusters.
Being a huge Ghostbusters fan, this was always a must watch for me every Monday afternoon, and my mates watched it too. I'm so glad that this is on Netflix right now as I would love to have the set, but it's tricky to get hold of.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Now, I want it to be known that I prefer the 2002 series. But this was my introduction to the ass kicking mutants. It was a bit cheesy too.
Spiderman and his Amazing Friends.
This was the best Spiderman cartoon until the 1994 series came out. You basically had Spiderman team up with Iceman from the X-Men and a character created for the series, Firestar. (Years later, WB would do the same for Batman:TAS by creating Harley Quinn.) It was good and was a highlight of my Saturday mornings. Plus Stan Lee occasionally did narration.
This was on par with Batman:TAS at the time for writing. It was a great series and even brought in guest stars like the X-Men and Ironman, who also had their own series.
The Incredible Hulk.
There were two series. There was one that was on in the early 1980's, that again, Stan Lee did some narration for, and then there was the darker series from the 1990's. Both were good.
So they are the most memorable ones for me. Did I miss any out? Let me know.
'Till All Are One!
2 months agoDeadmanGT
Jesus, has it really been that long since I was last babbling on about shit here? Yep, sure has! Well, it's been a very busy couple of months.
The good news is that Hayley's brother has made a fantastic recovery and is due back at work soon. Considering what happened to his aorta, it's nothing short of a miracle. Plus I got to meet him at last, and he's a nice bloke.
The bad news is that Hayley herself has been struggling a bit. She wasn't herself for several weeks afterwards, which made things hard for us. Thankfully now, she's back to her awesome self and we sorta celebrated with a night away in a town called Daylesford last week.
My nephew Liam has been diagnosed with Asperger's. He's still the same crazy ass 9 year old, we all love, but now we know why he's been having trouble with some things, and why he's so obsessed with cars!!! Still, Dan Ackroyd has Asperger's, and look at what he created.
I turned 38. It wasn't a bad day. I got spoiled by my family and Hayley. She got me some brand new Converse All Star II's which I love. Got a couple of movies from my sister and Liam, and a new HDD from my parents. I also got an e-mail from my biological dad! Yeah, the father I haven't talked to in years. Well, to cut a long story short, I e-mailed him back, and we are talking again. So I have my great aunt, my cousin and my dad back now. (My cousin has actually challenged me to a race on Forza Motorsport 7, the fool!)
Valentine's was nice too. Me and Hayley spoiled each other again. She managed somehow, to get me a copy of F1 2017, which for some reason became quite rare on Xbox One in Australia! I got her the full version of Horizon Zero Dawn, which is a game that we both wanted to have a go at. She's also been having a bash at Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and she's got further than me!
Speaking of Lara Croft, we saw the new Tomb Raider and we both loved it. And Hayley is a BIG fan of Ms Croft, so she would have been it's biggest critic! We saw Insidious:The Last Key recently too. I liked it, but the evening was spoiled by some dickheads sitting behind us! Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle was awesome too.
I've started listening to some podcasts on my iPad. I've started with a couple of true crime podcasts, as that is something I'm interested in, which are called True Crime Garage and Casefile. I've also added the Pitlane Podcast which is run by a few of the F1 game YouTubers, The Ross Report, which is the legendary Jim Ross' show about pro-wrestling, and The Jim Cornette experience, which is another about wrestling. I'm hooked, big time.
So that's been a funny couple of months. 2018 certainly had a strange sense of humour to start with! Up to the Lunar New Year, it was a bit stressful. thankfully now, it appears to be settling down a bit. Hope that trend continues.
'Till All Are One.
4 months agoDeadmanGT
Soooooo, 2018 has been a little rough so far. I've had a bit of food poisoning, courtesy of Subway, and Hayley's family had a rough week or so as her elder brother nearly died of a heart attack. However, he is on the mend thankfully.
So I got to thinking about what makes me laugh, and I mean really laugh, not just a slight chuckle. I have to admit, I had a good laugh thinking about it!
Robin Hood Daffy
Bugs Bunny's dance in Ali Baba Bunny
Any of the Wile E Coyote and Road Runner Cartoons ( and Wile E and Bugs Bunny)
Billy Connolly live shows
Lee Evans live shows
Robin Williams Live 2002
Some stuff on NCIS
Achievement Hunter vids
The time I told my boss that there was a spider on her back and she nearly jumped through the ceiling.
Bottom (especially the fights)
The Rock's put downs
And that's only the tip of the iceberg I would think. It certainly made me feel better thinking about it. So it is true what they say........
Laughter is the best medicine.
'Till All Are One!
4 months agoDeadmanGT
And boy am I glad it's gone. 2017 was not an easy year for me or those close to me, but there were some highlights, mainly in the media side of things. Movie wise, there was some excellent stuff, new and old......
Transformers:The Last Knight - I loved it, was great to see Optimus Prime kick ass again.
Kong:Skull Island - This was great fun, great effects and a fun story
Resident Evil:The Final Chapter - This wasn't so great. I was hoping it would be better, but sadly, no.
Cars 3 - This was great, and a nice way to round out the trilogy.
Insidious - I enjoyed this at Hayley's. She has the first three and the new one's out soon, so I have some catching up to do.
Alien:Covenant - This wasn't bad at all. Not as good as Aliens, but solid.
Star Wars:The Last Jedi - You really have to ask?????
Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle - I've never seen the original, but this was awesome!
Beauty and the Beast - Surprisingly, I'm a fan of the animated movie, and this was just as good if not better. Another funny thing was that I enjoyed it, but Hayley didn't!
Murder on the Orient Express - I loved this. I love a murder mystery, and it didn't disappoint.
Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Men Tell No Tales - I love the Pirates series and this was a good one.
The Mummy - Not that great really.
Life - This is surprisingly good. Check it out if you can.
The Great Wall - This was really good.
Up! - Never saw this before NYE, but I'm certainly glad I did now.
Forza Motorsport 7 - Despite it's teething troubles, this is a solid addition to the series
Resident Evil:Biohazard - This is one of only two games that made me jump out of my skin.
Defense Grid 2 - Not bad at all.
DiRT Rally - Simply the best.
DiRT4 - See above.
F1 2016 - I was a late comer to the party, and although I need to play it more, its the best F1 game I've had in years....and I've played a few!
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams - Cool stuff.
Gone Home - This was surprisingly good.
The Turing Test - Like it's predecessor; Pneuma:Breath of Life, this was fun and I enjoyed it.
Guns, Gore and Cannoli - Both myself and Hayley has a blast playing this.
Halo Wars 2 - Great stuff and worth the wait.
Mark McMorris Infinite Air - I got this for Hayley for Xmas, and it's not bad.
Monster Jam:Crush It! - I like Monster trucks, so sue me!
Need for Speed:Payback - Great stuff.
Sonic Mania - As good as it looked in the trailers!
Mortal Kombat X - I hadn't played a Mortal Kombat game in over 20 years before this year. I'm glad I played this one as it I can get on with this one, unlike the originals.
Tekken 7 - It's Tekken! Enough said!
WWE 2K18 - I think that this is definitely on par with 2K17, if not slightly better.
Transformers:Fall of Cybertron - I recently downloaded the remastered edition and I have had so much fun playing this again.
Project Cars 2 - I played the original earlier this year, and this one definitely has improved on the original.
Low lights - My struggle to find the job I trained for, the fact I found a job and then they dropped me after five days because I wasn't experienced enough, when I specifically told them I had no experience in the job, my breakup with Hayley, Feelings of hopelessness,
Highlights - My reconciliation with Hayley in September, getting my first pair of Converse sneakers for my birthday. Not much else really.
2017 was apparently year of the rooster, which stands for confrontation amongst other things. 2018 is year of the dog, which stands for stability, which is something I need in my life.
So here's to 2018, may it be a cracker!
'Till All Are One!
4 months agoDeadmanGT
Well, here we are, Christmas time again. Everyone all set? Say what? Oh come on, man, you've had several weeks!!!!!
Anyway, I'm all set. I spent a very nice Xmas Eve with my girlfriend, who is unfortunately feeling a bit unwell at the moment. She loved her present, which was a Pop Vinyl of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, a Rock Candy figure of Lara Croft and Mark McMorris Infinite Air, as she likes snowboard games. She got me WWE 2K18. Oh hell yeah!
My nephew is gonna get spoiled.....again!!! Heh, he's a good kid really.
Who's been watching their Xmas movies? I've been on the Muppet Christmas Carol and Die Hard. Watching a little NCIS now to wind down.
It's been a funny ol' year. More ups and downs than a rollercoaster. Although the downs have really, REALLY sucked! To put it mildly, I have really hated a lot of this year. 2017 has been difficult, so I won't be sorry to see the back of it. Roll on 2018!
So everyone have a Happy Xmas and Great New Year! I'm sure gonna have one!!!!
'Till All Are One!!!!
6 months agoDeadmanGT
With all the crap that's been flying around with media,games, movies etc recently, I thought I'd have my five cents on a few things!
Cuphead: Hayley got this one recently on her X-Box as we both wanted to try it. This is a freaky looking game as 30's animation is pretty creepy. However it's a very good game, and I love the fact that you can play it with two people as well in co-op. Just one thing.......WHY IS IT SO FUCKING HARD????? I don't really understand why it is so difficult. Couldn't they have put in a few different difficulty setting instead of just the really hard one??? Sheesh!!
F1: Well, Ferrari really ballsed that one up!! Lead the championship earlier in the season, then pretty much gift wrapped the championships for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. And don't get me started on Red Bull's attitude. I have a bad feeling that Daniel Ricciardio is gonna get screwed in favour of that spoiled brat Max Verstappen, whom I have lost A LOT of respect for over his recent behaviour. Hmph, roll on 2018.
Donald Trump: Vegetable.
Brexit: I am SO glad that I no longer live in the UK! I'm just sick of hearing about it here in Melbourne!
X-Box One X: WANT ONE!!!!
PS4 Pro: See above!
Thor Ragnarok: This looks good. I'm definitely gonna see this. I missed the last one in the cinema, so I won't miss this.
Forza Motorsport 7: I don't care what people are moaning about. What they fail to remember is that Forza 4 started off a little shaky,and went on to become one of, if not the best of the series. This has potential to be even better. And I don't know why people are bitching about the prize boxes, as they are bought with IN GAME currency, not real currency! And while we're on the subject.....
Microtransactions: I don't like them if they are purchased with real currency. If they are bought with in game money, then I don't see what the problem is. But if they are PTW like the Battlefront 2 ones are rumoured to be, then that is where the problem lies!
NCIS: NOOOOOOO, Abby is leaving!! Say it's not happening!!!
WWE: Just when it looked like they were started to gain momentum, they fucked up again!!!!!
Impact: Are they out of money? Who knows? But I think that they could have treated Jeff Jarrett a little better.
Xmas: Well, it's not far off again, and the torture that is the build up begins all over. I hate the build up. I like Xmas Day itself, but the build up really pisses me off. The shopping, the preparations, it drives me crazy. I know, I sound like an old Scrooge, but it is a major pain.
Gran Turismo Sport: I'd love to try this,the only thing is I seriously hope that they have more content lined up for it soon.
Well, that's all my griping done.
'Till All Are One!
6 months agoDeadmanGT
It's been a funny week or so. The big kerfuffle at the US Grand Prix with the penalty issue, the ever changing weather in Melbourne, Then my best mate becomes a dad again!
Yep, my mate and his wife have had a healthy baby boy and all are doing very well. It's great as they were unsure a few years back if they could have kids together (My mate has a daughter from a previous relationship.) So the fact that the happy event has come is pretty fantastic.
Then, on top of that, my 8 year old nephew, Liam, has decided that he wants to move up from tablet to console. He's been playing on my Playstation 2 this week, playing Gran Turismo 4, and getting pretty good at it. In fact, he even wants to try Forza, he's racing game mad, like myself.
Other than that, its same old, same old in Australia.
'Till All Are One.
7 months agoDeadmanGT
I'm a WWE fan, in case you hadn't worked it out already. But I haven't been very fond of the tv product for a little while, although it is showing some good signs lately, and one of those signs is a new recruit to Smackdown: A guy I've been watching for a while now: Bobby Roode.
Now, I was really happy to see A J Styles enter WWE last year, as I've always rated him, but Roode was another guy who I thought would be good there, as TNA/GFW/Whatever the fuck they're called now, has it's own problems to sort out at the moment.
He's been around for a while now, a twenty year veteran, but he's as sharp as ever. I kinda hoped his former tag partner James Storm would be around too, but he decided to go back.Either way, he's definitely over with the fans and I reckon should get a title run before long.
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In other GLORIOUS news, (See Roode's entrance and you'll get that one!) Hayley and I have reunited. We have talked about a lot of things since she got in contact with me, we even met up where we first met last year as a sort of second first date. She realised that she was wrong with a lot of things, as did I. She also said that she missed me so much, she would wake up crying. In my own way, I reckon I missed her too, but I didn't realise it until we saw each other again.
Either way, I think that we've got through this. We hit a sticky patch a few months back and it caused a breakup, to which we have now recovered and we have gotten stronger from it.
In my absence, she has acquired a PS4! Heh, she always said she was a Playstation girl!
Oh yeah, to anyone who might use EB Games in Australia, or anywhere else, don't bother. They suck shit.
I preordered Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition several weeks back. It's supposed to be released tomorrow, September 29th. But they won't get it to me until next week, by which time, the early access for the game will be over, and the standard and deluxe editions will be out. I feel that I've been shafted. I mean, what's the point in me preordering this to get it for the 29th, if they have no intention of shipping it to me for that date? Fucking useless!
Anyway, that's been my world.
'Till All Are One!
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